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Guide to Being 27 Weeks Pregnant

What Your Partner Should Know

With all the focus on the mom-to-be -- well-deserved, no doubt -- it can be easy to forget there's someone else involved here who almost definitely is feeling anxiety, excitement and confusion, too.

Partners, you don't need to keep it all in, thinking you need to be the all-strong, all-knowing, all-positive one to counter the pregnant lady's swings. In fact, it's much better if you share all of these things. No one wants to feel like he or she is alone in having questions or fears or doubts or the occasional anticipatory squeal.

Talking about your feelings about the baby, parenthood and how your lives are about to change can only help to strengthen your relationship, assuage your own anxieties and, most likely, take some of the emotional weight off the woman who's already got a lot to carry.

This week, besides bonding over a shared fear of diaper blow-out, you may also want to think about …